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300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
+1 212-864-7777
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“collard greens” (15 reviews)
“catfish” (16 reviews)
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300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IMPORTANT. For All Event Planners out there, DO NOT use Melba's for an event. You'll be VERY embarrassed. I still can't believe that with a 100% pre-paid confirmed dinner for 43, my entire party was left standing outside on the sidewalk for Over 30 minutes!!!...More

Thank CityFoodTours
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu with good variety of food, chicken and waffles are superb service was great and fast. Would make it a regular Sunday brunch spot

Thank owepend
Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you are going to eat in Harlem eat at Melba's! I really thought I knew what southern comfort food was but the food at Melba's changed me. Everything was delicious from the collards to the catfish to the shrimp and the mac and cheese....More

Thank auotun
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were seated in the second part of the restaurant, there were two other tables occupied. Ordered the salmon fish cakes, with spinach and mac & cheese - all lovely, had to take some home as I could not eat it all. Lovely good food....More

Thank KathyEast
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

As soon as we walked in the door we felt the heat. It was at least 80 degrees in there. I don't know if they were saving money or if it was broken but it was clearly too hot. The had the nerve to have...More

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Traditional southern food, great collards. Service was only ok but I'm guessing someone didn't show up. Our poor waitress looked like she was covering a very big area. Didn't get to meet Melba which was kind of a disappointment. Oh well next time.

1  Thank JoelSauer
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My niece and I visited Melba's restaurant for the first time during the Memorial Day weekend. The food was delicious, especially the buttermilk fried chicken, catfish, and the baked macaroni! As soon as we entered the restaurant, we received a warm welcome by the staff!...More

Thank AugustaT1791
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Their egg-nog waffles were ridiculously good and their fried chicken was incredible. I've had the other famous ones in NYC, and Melba's recipes are simply tastier. Chicken and waffles are about having just the right subtle amount of spices and texture both in and outside...More

Thank zfoodienyc
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I took my boyfriend to Melba's on July 30. First off the space is somewhat cramped and small in my opinion. Service was a little on the slow side. It took about 10-15 minutes before someone took our order. But the waitress was very polite...More

Thank Keisha F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great food in a friendly setting. Super nice bar staff - they are the best! Just go - you will love it!

1  Thank TRWblues
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-864-7777
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